Earthy aromas of leather, strawberry and rhubarb lead to a medium body with notes of strawberry, juicy blue fruit and a hint of spice. The wine ends with a long finish with red fruit, lingering acidity and velvety tannins. Savor this wine with goat cheese crostini topped with wild mushrooms, rosemary crusted lamb shanks or your favorite sharp cheese.
Davis Bynum Pinot Noirs showcase the unique terroir of distinct sites in the Russian River Valley. The 2017 Dutton Ranches comes from the Dutton Lorenzo vineyard in the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley AVA, a cool climate area just south of Forestville, CA. The vines grow in the fabled Goldridge sandy loam, common to this area of the Russian River Valley.
This is our inaugural vintage of Dutton Ranches Pinot Noir, which showcases the briary fruit tones and higher acidity from grapes grown in a cooler area of the RRV. The Dijon clones 667 and 115 dominate the fruit profile while the Pommard clone adds a silky texture to the mid-palette and finish. A dose of new French oak provides complexity and balance to the fruit and acidity of the grapes.